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Engineering - Doctorate (Qualifier Module)

Course Details

Duration: 1 Day

Award: University Certificate of Study

Faculty: Science and Engineering

Course Type: Professional/Flexible

Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.


Professional Doctorate in Engineering
Apprenticeships Team
061 202530

Brief Description

This module aims to introduce students to the requirements of a Doctorate in Engineering (DEng).  It is aimed at those who have an interest in starting doctoral level studies related to their professional practice.

During this module, students will prepare a Research Proposal Portfolio which they will submit and present to an Academic Board.  

To find out more about the Doctorate in Engineering visit the programme page.


If you want to apply for this module, please print and complete the link-in application form and return, with full fee and passport photo, to the address below.


  • 1 Day on campus (information and programme outline)
  • Approximately 6 weeks to compile and submit a ‘Research Proposal Portfolio’
  • Delivery of a presentation on that portfolio to an Academic Board

The module involves a reflective component exploring the following:

  • What is a doctorate?
  • How to develop a professional portfolio?
  • What is knowledge - academic and professional knowledge?
  • Philosophy of research. Professional development.
  • The Engineer as a Professional. Delivering a unique contribution to professional knowledge. 
  • Identification and assessment of on-going research within their profession; Engineering Ethics, Engineers in Society, Responsibility in Engineering.

Participants will be required to identify a problem that is significant to their industry or profession to propose an appropriate approach to solving this problem. This problem definition will form the basis of a submission to the Professional Doctorate in Engineering Academic Board.

The module will be delivered during a 1-day workshop followed by support sessions (one-to-one, group, on-campus or online as necessary), to develop a reflective portfolio. The module will be assessed on a pass/fail basis after paper submission and presentation to the Academic Board.

Fee €250.

Cheques / Bank Drafts / Postal Orders to be made payable to the University of Limerick.

If you are being sponsored, please enclose the following details for invoicing purposes:

Contact person's name, telephone and email address and postal address.

DEng Programme, ER1-030, Engineering Research Building, University of Limerick.